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Predicative verb

A predicative verb is a verb that behaves as a grammatical adjective. Many languages do not use the verb "is" to separate an adjective from its noun: instead, the verb "to be" is understood as part of the adjective. Egyptian uses this structure: "my mouth is red" is written as /dSr=f r=i/ (dSr=f "(it is) red", r=i "my mouth"). Other languages to use this structure include the Northwest Caucasian languages, the Athabaskan languages and some Nilotic languages.

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Sanskrit language

... recognizes vocalic r (errr) and l (ulll), unlike, say, English) Diphthongs (Combinations of Simple Vowels) e - hay ai - aisle o - snow au - pow Vowels ...

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